After much anticipation, the Maine Department of Labor has issued final rulemaking for the Earned Paid Leave Law that goes into effect on January 1, 2021. Maine’s new “Act Authorizing Earned Employee Leave” requires all employers in the State of Maine with more than ten total employees for more than 120 calendar days in any given year to provide Earned Paid Leave to all employees.
Rebecca LaPierre of Eaton Peabody will provide clarification of the rules, cover the frequently asked questions, and provide guidance on updating current policies to comply with the changes. Rebecca is an Associate in Eaton Peabody’s Employment and Labor Practice Group based in Bangor, Maine. Prior to joining Eaton Peabody, Rebecca graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maine School of Law in 2018, where she was the Online Editor of the Ocean and Coastal Law Journal and the President of the Student Bar Association.
At Maine Law she spent a year at the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic as a Student Attorney where she worked on cases involving a range of legal disputes such as guardianship, divorce, parental rights and responsibilities, protection from abuse, criminal defense & asylum.